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Two Wrongs

Two Wrongs

Author: Mel McGrath Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/2021

'Meticulously plotted and UTTERLY chilling - everything you want from a contemporary thriller' PAULA HAWKINS, author of The Girl on the Train One girl jumped. And then another followed... In the city of Bristol, young women are dying in mysterious circumstances. The deaths look like suicides - but are they something more sinister? Honor is terrified that her daughter might be next. But as she looks for clues as to what really happened to the girls, she stumbles upon a link to a dark secret in her own past - one that she's kept from her daughter. Now Honor has the chance to avenge her child for the terrible events of years ago. But how far will she go to protect her daughter and right the wrongs done to her family? Dark, clever and thought-provoking, TWO WRONGS is the breathless new thriller from bestselling author Mel McGrath - perfect for fans of Erin Kelly, Ruth Ware and Sarah Vaughan. 'I cared desperately about these characters and turned the pages frantically, praying for their survival. Clever, compassionate and completely compelling' Erin Kelly, author of HE SAID/SHE SAID ___ 'A deliciously disturbing thriller' Ann Cleeves 'Gripping . . . Highly recommended' Harriet Tyce, author of BLOOD ORANGE 'Clever and compelling . . . the perfect read' B A Paris 'A gripping exploration of consent and power play' Heat 'I can't remember the last time I was so invested in a book' Sathnam Sanghera, The Times 'A book-club novel ripe for discussion' Adele Parks, Platinum

Two Wrongs

Two Wrongs

Author: Mel McGrath Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2021

'Meticulously plotted and UTTERLY chilling - everything you want from a contemporary thriller' PAULA HAWKINS, author of The Girl on the Train One girl jumped. And then another followed... In the city of Bristol, young women are dying in mysterious circumstances. The deaths look like suicides - but are they something more sinister? Honor is terrified that her daughter might be next. But as she looks for clues as to what really happened to the girls, she stumbles upon a link to a dark secret in her own past - one that she's kept from her daughter. Now Honor has the chance to avenge her child for the terrible events of years ago. But how far will she go to protect her daughter and right the wrongs done to her family? Dark, clever and thought-provoking, TWO WRONGS is the breathless new thriller from bestselling author Mel McGrath - perfect for fans of Erin Kelly, Ruth Ware and Sarah Vaughan. 'I cared desperately about these characters and turned the pages frantically, praying for their survival. Clever, compassionate and completely compelling' Erin Kelly, author of HE SAID/SHE SAID ___ 'A deliciously disturbing thriller' Ann Cleeves 'Gripping . . . Highly recommended' Harriet Tyce, author of BLOOD ORANGE 'Clever and compelling . . . the perfect read' B A Paris 'A gripping exploration of consent and power play' Heat 'I can't remember the last time I was so invested in a book' Sathnam Sanghera, The Times 'A book-club novel ripe for discussion' Adele Parks, Platinum

The Guilty Party

The Guilty Party

Author: Mel McGrath Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2021

'MASTERFUL' Guardian 'IMPOSSIBLE TO PREDICT' Erin Kelly 'UTTERLY COMPELLING'Crime Monthly '5*'Heat 'WELL-CRAFTED AND CHILLING' Woman 'MCGRATH IS A DIAMOND-HARD TALENT'Financial Times On a night out, four friends witness a stranger in trouble. They decide to do nothing to help. Later, a body washes up on the banks of the Thames - and the group realises that ignoring the woman has left blood on their hands. But why did each of them refuse to step in? Why did none of them want to be noticed that night? Who is really responsible? And is it possible that the victim was not really a stranger at all? Praise for Mel McGrath: 'This roller-coaster read will have you hooked' Closer 'This well-crafted, chilling tale of guilt and innocence has a compelling moral anchor' Woman 'Lots of twists and turns in this toxic thriller.' Hello! 'A dextrously written thriller and examination of guilt and innocence...[McGrath is] a diamond-hard talent' Financial Times 'McGrath excels in creating believably flawed characters, and her masterful control of suspense and pacing make for a psychological thriller that is both perceptive and disturbing' Guardian 'Unsettling, disturbing and vital. 5*' Heat 'Exploring guilt and innocence through several dark distinct perspectives, Cassie becomes a compelling moral anchor in this well-crafted and chilling tale' Woman's Own 'Easily the best [of the subgenre]...psychologically acute and deeply satisfying' Telegraph 'Perceptive...McGrath is a thoughtful writer' Daily Mail 'Utterly compelling right from the start...a deeply unsettling look at modern sexual behaviour and bystander culture' Crime Monthly 'Chilling, fiendishly plotted and surprising, this stayed with me long after reading' Woman & Home 'Absorbing ... McGrath asks: should it be a crime to witness a violent event, and say nothing?' The Times 'Brimming with trust issues and deceit, this will make you question whether we ever know who our friends really are' Prima 'A clever, nuanced exploration of toxic friendship and the ties that bind people together' Red 'Dark, thrilling, impossible to predict' Erin Kelly, author of He Said She Said 'A scorching, clever thriller' Tammy Cohen, author of They All Fall Down 'A dark and immersive journey into the heart of a toxic friendship group. I loved it.' Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange

Two Wrongs

Two Wrongs

Author: Mel McGrath Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2021

'Meticulously plotted and UTTERLY chilling - everything you want from a contemporary thriller' PAULA HAWKINS, author of The Girl on the Train One girl jumped. And then another followed... In the city of Bristol, young women are dying in mysterious circumstances. The deaths look like suicides - but are they something more sinister? Honor is terrified that her daughter might be next. But as she looks for clues as to what really happened to the girls, she stumbles upon a link to a dark secret in her own past - one that she's kept from her daughter. Now Honor has the chance to avenge her child for the terrible events of years ago. But how far will she go to protect her daughter and right the wrongs done to her family? Dark, clever and thought-provoking, TWO WRONGS is the breathless new thriller from bestselling author Mel McGrath - perfect for fans of Erin Kelly, Ruth Ware and Sarah Vaughan. ___ 'A deliciously disturbing thriller' Ann Cleeves 'I can't remember the last time I was so invested in a book' Sathnam Sanghera, The Times 'A gripping story . . . Highly recommended' Harriet Tyce 'Clever and compelling . . . the perfect read' B A Paris 'A book-club novel ripe for discussion' Adele Parks, Platinum ___ Praise for Mel McGrath: 'MASTERFUL'Guardian 'DARK, CLEVER, TERRIFYING' Paula Hawkins 'UTTERLY COMPELLING' Crime Monthly '5*' Heat 'WELL-CRAFTED AND CHILLING' Woman 'McGRATH IS A DIAMOND-HARD TALENT' Financial Times

Two Wrongs

Two Wrongs

Author: Mel McGrath Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2021

'Meticulously plotted and UTTERLY chilling - everything you want from a contemporary thriller' PAULA HAWKINS, author of The Girl on the Train One girl jumped. And then another followed... In the city of Bristol, young women are dying in mysterious circumstances. The deaths look like suicides - but are they something more sinister? Honor is terrified that her daughter might be next. But as she looks for clues as to what really happened to the girls, she stumbles upon a link to a dark secret in her own past - one that she's kept from her daughter. Now Honor has the chance to avenge her child for the terrible events of years ago. But how far will she go to protect her daughter and right the wrongs done to her family? Dark, clever and thought-provoking, TWO WRONGS is the breathless new thriller from bestselling author Mel McGrath - perfect for fans of Erin Kelly, Ruth Ware and Sarah Vaughan. 'I cared desperately about these characters and turned the pages frantically, praying for their survival. Clever, compassionate and completely compelling' Erin Kelly, author of HE SAID/SHE SAID ___ 'A deliciously disturbing thriller' Ann Cleeves 'Gripping . . . Highly recommended' Harriet Tyce, author of BLOOD ORANGE 'Clever and compelling . . . the perfect read' B A Paris 'A gripping exploration of consent and power play' Heat 'I can't remember the last time I was so invested in a book' Sathnam Sanghera, The Times 'A book-club novel ripe for discussion' Adele Parks, Platinum

The Guilty Party

The Guilty Party

Author: Mel McGrath Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2019

'DARK, COMPELLING... IT'S A BRILLIANT READ' BA PARIS On a night out, four friends witness a stranger in trouble. They decide to do nothing to help. Later, a body washes up on the banks of the Thames - and the group realises that ignoring the woman has left blood on their hands. But why did each of them refuse to step in? Why did none of them want to be noticed that night? Who is really responsible? And is it possible that the victim was not really a stranger at all? Praise for Mel McGrath: 'This roller-coaster read will have you hooked' Closer 'This well-crafted, chilling tale of guilt and innocence has a compelling moral anchor' Woman 'Lots of twists and turns in this toxic thriller.' Hello! 'A dextrously written thriller and examination of guilt and innocence...[McGrath is] a diamond-hard talent' Financial Times 'McGrath excels in creating believably flawed characters, and her masterful control of suspense and pacing make for a psychological thriller that is both perceptive and disturbing' Guardian 'Unsettling, disturbing and vital. 5*' Heat 'Exploring guilt and innocence through several dark distinct perspectives, Cassie becomes a compelling moral anchor in this well-crafted and chilling tale' Woman's Own 'Easily the best [of the subgenre]...psychologically acute and deeply satisfying' Telegraph 'Perceptive...McGrath is a thoughtful writer' Daily Mail 'Utterly compelling right from the start...a deeply unsettling look at modern sexual behaviour and bystander culture' Crime Monthly 'Chilling, fiendishly plotted and surprising, this stayed with me long after reading' Woman & Home 'Absorbing ... McGrath asks: should it be a crime to witness a violent event, and say nothing?' The Times 'Brimming with trust issues and deceit, this will make you question whether we ever know who our friends really are' Prima 'A clever, nuanced exploration of toxic friendship and the ties that bind people together' Red 'Dark, thrilling, impossible to predict' Erin Kelly, author of He Said She Said 'A scorching, clever thriller' Tammy Cohen, author of They All Fall Down 'A dark and immersive journey into the heart of a toxic friendship group. I loved it.' Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange

The Guilty Party

The Guilty Party

Author: Mel McGrath Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

'MASTERFUL' Guardian 'IMPOSSIBLE TO PREDICT' Erin Kelly 'UTTERLY COMPELLING'Crime Monthly '5*'Heat 'WELL-CRAFTED AND CHILLING' Woman 'MCGRATH IS A DIAMOND-HARD TALENT'Financial Times On a night out, four friends witness a stranger in trouble. They decide to do nothing to help. Later, a body washes up on the banks of the Thames - and the group realises that ignoring the woman has left blood on their hands. But why did each of them refuse to step in? Why did none of them want to be noticed that night? Who is really responsible? And is it possible that the victim was not really a stranger at all? Praise for Mel McGrath: 'This roller-coaster read will have you hooked' Closer 'This well-crafted, chilling tale of guilt and innocence has a compelling moral anchor' Woman 'Lots of twists and turns in this toxic thriller.' Hello! 'A dextrously written thriller and examination of guilt and innocence...[McGrath is] a diamond-hard talent' Financial Times 'McGrath excels in creating believably flawed characters, and her masterful control of suspense and pacing make for a psychological thriller that is both perceptive and disturbing' Guardian 'Unsettling, disturbing and vital. 5*' Heat 'Exploring guilt and innocence through several dark distinct perspectives, Cassie becomes a compelling moral anchor in this well-crafted and chilling tale' Woman's Own 'Easily the best [of the subgenre]...psychologically acute and deeply satisfying' Telegraph 'Perceptive...McGrath is a thoughtful writer' Daily Mail 'Utterly compelling right from the start...a deeply unsettling look at modern sexual behaviour and bystander culture' Crime Monthly 'Chilling, fiendishly plotted and surprising, this stayed with me long after reading' Woman & Home 'Absorbing ... McGrath asks: should it be a crime to witness a violent event, and say nothing?' The Times 'Brimming with trust issues and deceit, this will make you question whether we ever know who our friends really are' Prima 'A clever, nuanced exploration of toxic friendship and the ties that bind people together' Red 'Dark, thrilling, impossible to predict' Erin Kelly, author of He Said She Said 'A scorching, clever thriller' Tammy Cohen, author of They All Fall Down 'A dark and immersive journey into the heart of a toxic friendship group. I loved it.' Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange

The Guilty Party

The Guilty Party

Author: Mel McGrath Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2019

'MASTERFUL...PERCEPTIVE AND DISTURBING' Guardian 'DARK, THRILLING, IMPOSSIBLE TO PREDICT' Erin Kelly, author of Sunday Times bestseller He Said/She Said On a night out, four friends witness a stranger in trouble. They decide to do nothing to help. Later, a body washes up on the banks of the Thames - and the group realises that ignoring the woman has left blood on their hands. But why did each of them refuse to step in? Why did none of them want to be noticed that night? Who is really responsible? And is it possible that the victim was not really a stranger at all? Praise for Mel McGrath: 'This roller-coaster read will have you hooked' Closer 'This well-crafted, chilling tale of guilt and innocence has a compelling moral anchor' Woman 'Lots of twists and turns in this toxic thriller.' Hello! 'A dextrously written thriller and examination of guilt and innocence...[McGrath is] a diamond-hard talent' Financial Times 'McGrath excels in creating believably flawed characters, and her masterful control of suspense and pacing make for a psychological thriller that is both perceptive and disturbing' Guardian 'Unsettling, disturbing and vital. 5*' Heat 'Exploring guilt and innocence through several dark distinct perspectives, Cassie becomes a compelling moral anchor in this well-crafted and chilling tale' Woman's Own 'Easily the best [of the subgenre]...psychologically acute and deeply satisfying' Telegraph 'Perceptive...McGrath is a thoughtful writer' Daily Mail 'Utterly compelling right from the start...a deeply unsettling look at modern sexual behaviour and bystander culture' Crime Monthly 'Chilling, fiendishly plotted and surprising, this stayed with me long after reading' Woman & Home 'Absorbing ... McGrath asks: should it be a crime to witness a violent event, and say nothing?' The Times 'Brimming with trust issues and deceit, this will make you question whether we ever know who our friends really are' Prima 'A clever, nuanced exploration of toxic friendship and the ties that bind people together' Red 'Dark, thrilling, impossible to predict' Erin Kelly, author of He Said She Said 'A scorching, clever thriller' Tammy Cohen, author of They All Fall Down 'A dark and immersive journey into the heart of a toxic friendship group. I loved it.' Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange

The Guilty Party

The Guilty Party

Author: Mel McGrath Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/03/2019

'MASTERFUL' Guardian 'IMPOSSIBLE TO PREDICT' Erin Kelly 'UTTERLY COMPELLING'Crime Monthly '5*'Heat 'WELL-CRAFTED AND CHILLING' Woman 'MCGRATH IS A DIAMOND-HARD TALENT'Financial Times On a night out, four friends witness a stranger in trouble. They decide to do nothing to help. Later, a body washes up on the banks of the Thames - and the group realises that ignoring the woman has left blood on their hands. But why did each of them refuse to step in? Why did none of them want to be noticed that night? Who is really responsible? And is it possible that the victim was not really a stranger at all? Praise for Mel McGrath: 'This roller-coaster read will have you hooked' Closer 'This well-crafted, chilling tale of guilt and innocence has a compelling moral anchor' Woman 'Lots of twists and turns in this toxic thriller.' Hello! 'A dextrously written thriller and examination of guilt and innocence...[McGrath is] a diamond-hard talent' Financial Times 'McGrath excels in creating believably flawed characters, and her masterful control of suspense and pacing make for a psychological thriller that is both perceptive and disturbing' Guardian 'Unsettling, disturbing and vital. 5*' Heat 'Exploring guilt and innocence through several dark distinct perspectives, Cassie becomes a compelling moral anchor in this well-crafted and chilling tale' Woman's Own 'Easily the best [of the subgenre]...psychologically acute and deeply satisfying' Telegraph 'Perceptive...McGrath is a thoughtful writer' Daily Mail 'Utterly compelling right from the start...a deeply unsettling look at modern sexual behaviour and bystander culture' Crime Monthly 'Chilling, fiendishly plotted and surprising, this stayed with me long after reading' Woman & Home 'Absorbing ... McGrath asks: should it be a crime to witness a violent event, and say nothing?' The Times 'Brimming with trust issues and deceit, this will make you question whether we ever know who our friends really are' Prima 'A clever, nuanced exploration of toxic friendship and the ties that bind people together' Red 'Dark, thrilling, impossible to predict' Erin Kelly, author of He Said She Said 'A scorching, clever thriller' Tammy Cohen, author of They All Fall Down 'A dark and immersive journey into the heart of a toxic friendship group. I loved it.' Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange

Give Me the Child

Give Me the Child

Author: Mel McGrath Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2018

THE TOP TEN BESTSELLER 'Dark, clever, terrifying' Paula Hawkins 'Gripping and moving' Erin Kelly 'You won't want to eat, sleep or blink' Tammy Cohen Imagine your doorbell rings in the middle of the night. You open the door to the police. With them is your husband's eleven-year-old love child. A daughter you never knew he had. Her mother has been found dead in their south London flat. She has nowhere else to go. WOULD YOU TAKE HER IN? Compulsive, dark and devastating, Give Me the Child is a uniquely skilful thriller with an unforgettable twist. ___ What readers are saying about Give Me the Child: 'Chilling and unnerving. I loved it.' 'A brilliantly crafted psychological thriller full of surprises, with a breathless climax.' 'A tension-filled family drama with plenty of twists and turns along the way, that will have you racing to the end.' 'A brilliant suspense-thriller. I highly recommend this book.' 'I read this in one sitting. It's an excellent read, chilling and well written.' 'A psychological thriller with a difference and an evil twist, it kept me on the edge of my seat.' 'Excellent, a real page turner. All the more riveting as so very real.' 'I could not put it down...I loved it!!'

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